Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Leviticus, Day 2 Readings

Clean and Unclean Foods and Times When a Person is Clean or Unclean

Today's first reading describes the animal products that the Hebrews are allowed to eat -- clean foods -- and those that are forbidden -- unclean foods.

Read Leviticus 11:1-28  (NIV)   (NRSV)   (CEB)
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The second selection provides a description of some of the ways that humans can be clean or unclean, which is generally related to human blood.  A person who is deemed unclean is imagined to undergo certain rituals to become clean again.  A fuller description of these issues, and the related rituals, goes on for several chapters.

Read Leviticus 15:16-33  (NIV)   (NRSV)   (CEB)
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Reading the Bible in Its Entirety

If you are planning to read the Bible in its entirety, you should read Leviticus 7-11 today.